CHARLES UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PILSEN
CHARLES UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PILSEN

The city of Pilsen is home to over 170,000 inhabitants, and is situated about 90km southwest of Prague, near the German border. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is home to several theatres, museums, cinemas, and historical libraries, as well as swimming pools, gyms and bars. The Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, as part of Charles University, was founded in 1953 and has educated over 700 doctors practicing in Czech Republic and abroad. Fees are 9,200 EUROS per year, and graduates are awarded an MUDr upon completion. The course is accredited throughout the EU and in many other countries besides.

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CHARLES UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PILSEN

Undergraduate Applicants

  • Minimum Admission Criteria
  • No. of places
  • Degree
  • GCSEs
  • A levels
  • Exam
  • Interview
  • Work experience
  • 6-year programme
  • 80
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Pass in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Admissions Exam
  • None
  • Not required

Undergraduate Applicants

  • Minimum Admission Criteria
  • No. of places
  • Degree
  • GCSEs
  • A levels
  • Exam
  • Interview
  • Work experience
  • 6-year programme
  • 80
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Pass in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Admissions Exam
  • None
  • Not required

The English language medicine course at Pilsen is a 6-year programme, that is open to both graduate and undergraduate applicants. It follows a traditional structure with years one and two providing teaching in Biology, Biophysics, Histology, and other theoretical fields. Years three and four focuses on the study of pre-clinical fields, including Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology. The final years feature placements within clinical environments, providing students with the knowledge they need to practice safely and competently as doctors.

All applicants are expected to have completed high school education in their own country with a passing grade. While these grades will not form part of the selection process, candidates will need to have this level of knowledge in order to pass the admissions exam. For more information on this, see below.

A level requirement

A pass in Biology, Physics and Chemistry A level is required to be eligible.

Other Diplomas

Provided the qualification is equivalent to a pass in GCE A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics, it will be accepted.

Admissions Exam

All applicants to Pilsen must sit an entrance examination. This exam features 90 questions spread equally between the topics of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Candidates must score at least 50% overall, and also at least 50% in each subject, in order to be accepted. The total time for the test is 2hr 45mins, including three 10 minute breaks, and the test is aimed at GCE A-level standard. For more details of what the test will contain, visit http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/253-syllabus-of-entrance-exams.html.

Policy on Re-applicants

Applicants may re-apply without disadvantage, but must wait until the next admissions cycle. Candidates cannot sit the entrance exam more than once a year.

Policy on Deferrals

It is not possible to defer entry onto this course.

Application Deadlines

Students applying to the university directly must have submitted their application between 1st February and 19th May. For those applying through an agency, the application must be submitted two weeks before the date of the entrance exam date. For a list of agencies that work with Pilsen, visit http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/1343-how-to-apply.html

Application Documents

Candidates must send a completed application form (http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/download/soubor/5676-application-form.html) and proof of bank transfer of the CZK 640 application fee. High school certificates should not be sent. For payment information, visit http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/1343-how-to-apply.html. The university’s address is as follows: Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen
Study Dept.for Medical Studies in English
Lidická 1, 301 66 Plzeň 
Czech Republic

SELECTION PROCESS

Selection of candidates is based purely on the grade achieved during the entrance exam. If more candidates exceed the pass mark than there are places, then only the highest ranking students will be admitted.

INTERVIEW

Pilsen does not conduct interviews.

The university does not release its competition ratios for the medical school programme.

As part of Charles university, the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen is ranked 151-200 by QS World University rankings for medicine.

The English language medicine course at Pilsen is a 6-year programme, that is open to both graduate and undergraduate applicants. It follows a traditional structure with years one and two providing teaching in Biology, Biophysics, Histology, and other theoretical fields. Years three and four focuses on the study of pre-clinical fields, including Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology. The final years feature placements within clinical environments, providing students with the knowledge they need to practice safely and competently as doctors.

All applicants are expected to have completed high school education in their own country with a passing grade. While these grades will not form part of the selection process, candidates will need to have this level of knowledge in order to pass the admissions exam. For more information on this, see below.

A level requirement

A pass in Biology, Physics and Chemistry A level is required to be eligible.

Other Diplomas

Provided the qualification is equivalent to a pass in GCE A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics, it will be accepted.

Admissions Exam

All applicants to Pilsen must sit an entrance examination. This exam features 90 questions spread equally between the topics of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Candidates must score at least 50% overall, and also at least 50% in each subject, in order to be accepted. The total time for the test is 2hr 45mins, including three 10 minute breaks, and the test is aimed at GCE A-level standard. For more details of what the test will contain, visit http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/253-syllabus-of-entrance-exams.html.

Policy on Re-applicants

Applicants may re-apply without disadvantage, but must wait until the next admissions cycle. Candidates cannot sit the entrance exam more than once a year.

Policy on Deferrals

It is not possible to defer entry onto this course.

Application Deadlines

Students applying to the university directly must have submitted their application between 1st February and 19th May. For those applying through an agency, the application must be submitted two weeks before the date of the entrance exam date. For a list of agencies that work with Pilsen, visit http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/1343-how-to-apply.html

Application Documents

Candidates must send a completed application form (http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/download/soubor/5676-application-form.html) and proof of bank transfer of the CZK 640 application fee. High school certificates should not be sent. For payment information, visit http://www.lfp.cuni.cz/clanek/1343-how-to-apply.html. The university’s address is as follows: Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen
Study Dept.for Medical Studies in English
Lidická 1, 301 66 Plzeň 
Czech Republic

SELECTION PROCESS

Selection of candidates is based purely on the grade achieved during the entrance exam. If more candidates exceed the pass mark than there are places, then only the highest ranking students will be admitted.

INTERVIEW

Pilsen does not conduct interviews.

The university does not release its competition ratios for the medical school programme.

As part of Charles university, the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen is ranked 151-200 by QS World University rankings for medicine.

  1. 1. What’s good about studying medicine at your university?

    It's good to study medicine in Plzen because it's a cosy city where you can get around easily. What is very important too is a quite organised international student association and a wide and multicultural community. From what I know Czech doctors are among the best in Europe, especially in orthopaedics. And the feedback that I have from Portuguese doctors about the graduated physicians from Charles is very good. Better than about doctors who graduated in Portugal.

  2. 2. What’s not so good?

    Although Czech Republic is a country full of history and many tourists, Czechs sometimes appear quite unfriendly. Even if you'd be asking for directions on the street it would be quite common if the people would just pass by you. Regarding the medicine, the teaching methods they use are quite old-fashioned. The teachers generally are good professionals but often they have problems in communicating in English and therefore they are occasionally rude to the international students

  3. 3. Do you have any advice for someone thinking of applying here?

    The students coming there should come with an open mind and not to be afraid of another culture or of the challenge of studying medicine. Although it's very important to study everything on time and prepare for the classes because the numbers speak for themselves - 40% of the students get expelled throughout the length of the whole course

  4. 4. Do you have any tips on how to get in?

    Someone interested in applying should just check the university website and register for the exam in Czech Republic without having to pay any agency. This way the exam will cost less than 50€ meanwhile I paid almost 1000€ just to do it in my home country, Portugal.